Dudley House News

October 31, 2018

Dear Harvard College Students,

I am writing to share with you some news regarding Dudley House that was announced by Dean Khurana recently. I hope you will take a moment to read the announcement below.

Kind Regards,

Katie O’Dair
Dean of Students

Dear Dudley House Students,

I am writing today to share some exciting news with you regarding the future of Dudley House. Effective July 1, 2019, we will be separating support for the undergraduate and graduate functions of the current Dudley House through two new organizations. This new model will offer expanded support for both the undergraduate and graduate communities. 

As part of this transition, the new undergraduate organization will retain the Dudley name, becoming the Dudley Community. The Dudley Community will include full-time undergraduate students who have chosen to live in the Co-op or to reside off-campus; students who participate in the Visiting Undergraduate Students program; and College students who live on-campus during the summer.

The GSAS will create a new Graduate Student Center in Lehman Hall. By focusing on graduate students in this dedicated space, this new organization will be able to develop more programming designed specifically for GSAS students.

The Dudley Community will not have a Faculty Dean. Instead, we will appoint a Faculty Fellow to work with Co-op, off-campus, and VUS students. In addition, the Dudley Community will now be overseen by a full-time Assistant Dean. Academic and VUS coordinators will continue in their current roles. We will also be maintaining a Summer Director for College students who are on campus during the summer. 

As always, full-time undergraduate students can participate in undergraduate intramurals through the Dudley Community. The new Graduate Student Center will be setting up an IM league for graduate students. In the interim, GSAS will participate in the undergraduate intramural league for a bridge year.  

We are excited to build upon the support services already in place and make the Dudley Community a welcoming and thriving place for all of you.

Lastly, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Jim and Doreen Hogle who have announced that they will be retiring at the end of the academic year. They have done a wonderful job leading the Dudley community and we are so grateful for their many contributions over the years.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Rakesh Khurana
Danoff Dean of Harvard College